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It was on Dec. 10, during a routine ride home on bus No. 186 from Grandview Elementary School, that 11-year-old Logan Combs took actions that now are being called heroic.
Indiana University is starting a pilot program that could help keep dual credit courses in place for high school students, and it has piqued the interest of local educators.
It wasn’t students testing their math and English skills at Edgewood Intermediate School on Friday. Instead, it was parents sitting down in front of Google Chromebooks to take the ISTEP stress test.
It wasn’t quiet in the Fairview Elementary library this week. Instead, the hum of students reading aloud filled the air. Fairview’s pupils and their parents sat down for pizza and reading with Indiana University Herbert Presidential Scholars.
It’s behind a steel door, under a gray ceiling and surrounded by white concrete walls that Burshone Conner, an inmate at the Monroe County Jail, reads Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.”
To be a skater, you may need to wear a helmet, elbow pads and wrist guards, but 13-year-old Logan Cox isn’t worried about the scrapes and bruises. He says getting on a skateboard is a way of protecting himself against other dangers.
It’s unanimous. What makes kids happy to go to South Central Community Action Program Head Start every day is playing with their friends.
With sales ads and calculators clutched in their hands, 125 third-graders from Binford Elementary School hit the aisles at the Kroger grocery store on College Mall Road.
The prospect that Indiana’s new education reality would mean permanent losses for their kids persuaded taxpayers to answer the school district’s call for help, and more than 60 percent of voters said yes to a referendum that sought a six-year, 14-cent increase in the property tax rate.
“Butter tickles,” said Childs Elementary preschooler Mia Arterberry. She clapped her tiny butter-covered hands together and held them out for a drop of chocolate dough.
“It’s been a long journey from excellent debate and conversation, lots of great ideas, some critical reflection on our practice. Some of those conversations were hard conversations, but they were important conversations,” said Sandi Cole, director of the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning at Indiana University, and one of 49 members of the task force.
Walk into the CNC mill operators class at Hoosier Hills Career Center, and you’ll see it isn’t a traditional shop course.
For Pat Wilson, a teacher in the Monroe County Community School Corp. since 1973, teaching means getting students excited about using their knowledge to solve local and global problems.
Blindfolded and carrying life rafts over their heads, teams of Childs sixth-graders were practicing skills such as leadership, communication and critical thinking. They were giggling, too.
Students in MCCSC high schools are eating their lunches from trays with images of Cougars and Panthers these days, but it isn’t the mascots that learners are excited about.